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Experienced Spacecraft Systems Reliability Engineer


This is a Full-time position in Puyallup, WA posted July 22, 2021.

Job Description

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Boeing Defense, Space, and Security (BDS), Space and Launch Division, is seeking an Experienced Spacecraft Systems Reliability Engineer (Level 3) to support the team in Tukwila, WA. The Space and Launch Team creates the next generation products and services for the BDS business unit. We work with both commercial and proprietary customers in the development of the next-generation technologies in space.  Our team focuses on rapid prototyping to demonstrate a host of mission-focused technologies for a variety of customers.  Our group works all facets of engineering from technology investment, concept development, proposal writing, requirements and design, build, integration, test, and demonstration of products in their relevant environments.

Position Overview:

The Experienced Spacecraft Systems Reliability Engineer will be a part of a high-performing team that are immersed in high intensity development projects. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work with an experienced, interdisciplinary team to develop unique systems to meet challenging requirements on dynamic development programs. This role will work closely with other engineering disciplines to quantify and improve the probability of mission success. This position will contribute to the development of state-of-the-art space systems for national security programs, civil, and other government programs. This role will focus on high impact, creative solutions to complex technical problems, and work as part of a large team. As the Experienced Spacecraft Systems Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and executing a set of Systems Engineering plans and technical artifacts.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines in an integrated team environment while managing all aspects of reliability for a space system.

  • Develop, validate, and decompose verifiable reliability requirements that meet high level customer reliability, availability, and life requirements.

  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines to verify reliability and availability requirements for systems though analyses such as, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and limited life item analysis for system, sub-system, functional (electrical/mechanical), component and device level.

  • Provide quantitative reliability inputs to trade studies based on reliability theory, including the impacts of the selected technology, applied stresses, quality, redundancy, temperature, wear-out, and environmental impacts such as destructive single event effects (SEE) and micrometeoroid orbital debris (MMOD).

  • Review supplier submitted reliability analyses for technical accuracy.

  • Present reliability plans and results at design reviews as the System Reliability Engineering focal.

  • Evaluates customer and /operational needs to define and coordinate system performance requirements, integrate technical parameters and assure compatibility of all physical, functional and program interfaces.

  • Performs various analyses to optimize total system of systems and/or system architecture.

  • Performs analyses for affordability, safety, reliability, maintainability, testability, human systems integration, survivability, vulnerability, susceptibility, system security, regulatory, certification, product assurance and other specialties quality factors into a preferred configuration to ensure mission success.

  • Develops the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of requirements management processes, tools, risk, issues, opportunity management and technology readiness assessment processes.

  • Resolves cross-functional technical issues.

Work Authorization:

This position requires an active U.S. Secret Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active).

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics.

  • 5 years or more of Reliability Engineering experience on aerospace platforms or similar highly regulated products.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience with spacecraft and/or space systems architecture.

  • Experience utilizing Model Based Engineering (MBE) or Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools.

  • Experience with agile development processes and methods including project management tools such as JIRA and Confluence.

  • Experience working with requirements development in Rational DOORS.

  • Experience with software tools such as Windchill Quality Solutions (WQS), Reliasoft, and/or Mathematica.Experience working across multiple disciplines in a rapid development environment.

  • Knowledge of Parts, Materials and Processes related to Electrical, Electronic, Electro-mechanical, Electro-optical commodities. Knowledge of reliability, failure modes, failure analysis and techniques, screening and qualification, and electrical stress derating.

  • Experience analyzing reliability using data and statistical methods, including selection of appropriate probability distributions based on the data and reliability theory (such as exponential distribution, normal distribution, lognormal distribution, Weibull distribution).

  • Prior history working in a classified environment.

  • SSBI investigation highly desired.

Typical Education/Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 5 or more years’ related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years’ related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility. Basic relocation is available for internal candidates.

Referral Bonus:

Eligible for 3ERP

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

*This is a union represented position.